Tison Roo News 2017-18
Week of September 25th
Welcome to the Tison Middle School newsletter -- as a Tison parent, we want to ensure your involvement in your student's middle school life, and one way to do that is to keep you informed on what's going on at Tison.
This newsletter typically gets emailed to you on a weekly basis, and usually on a Friday afternoon. If you know a Tison parent who should be getting this newsletter and is not, please have him or her email Leah Greer at email@example.com. Also, if you have any questions or concerns over any information from the newsletter, please email Mrs. Greer.
We are off to a great start for the school year, and we hope your student comes to love Tison as much as we do!
Tison Middle School Principal
MONDAY, SEP 25 -- SUNDAY, OCT 1
Tuesday, Sep 26 -- 7th grade Football VS Brewer @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)
Tuesday, Sep 26 -- 8th grade Football VS Brewer @ Brewer MS (5-7 PM)
Wednesday, Sep 27 -- Tison Tennis VS Azle MS @ Azle HS (4:00 PM)
Wednesday, Sep 27 -- Tison Cross Country Team in Brewer Meet @ Brewer Central Park
Wednesday, Sep 27 -- Tison Flu Clinic starts at 7:00 AM
Thursday, Sep 28 -- 7th/8th Volleyball VS Aledo MS @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)
Friday, Sep 29 -- 1st Tison Pep Rally of the Year @ Tison Gym (3 PM)
Friday, Sep 29 -- "COINS 4 KINDNESS" Drive ends
Monday, Oct 2 -- Sunday, Oct 8
Monday, Oct 2 -- Tison Tennis Team VS Aledo @ Aledo High School (4:00 PM)
Monday, Oct 2 -- General PTA Mtg (6:30 PM) / Choir Concert (7:00 PM) in Cafeteria
Tuesday, Oct 3 -- 7th grade Football VS Burleson Kerr @ Burleson Kerr MS (5-7 PM)
Tuesday, Oct 3 -- 8th grade Football VS Burleson Kerr @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)
Tuesday, Oct 3 -- JR Roo Band Fan Club Meeting @ WHS (6-6:30 PM)
Wednesday, Oct 4 -- Tison Cross Country Team in Brock Meet @ Brock High School
Thursday, Oct 5 -- 7th/8th Volleyball VS Cleburne Wheat @ Cleburne Wheat MS (5-7 PM)
Friday, Oct 6 -- STUDENT HOLIDAY
Saturday,Oct 7 -- "A" Team Volleyball Tournament @ Cleburne Smith MS
Monday, Oct 9 -- Sunday, Oct 15
Monday, Oct 9 -- STUDENT HOLIDAY (PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE DAY)
Tuesday, Oct 10 -- 7th grade Football VS Burleson Hughes @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)
Tuesday, Oct 10 -- 8th grade Football VS Burleson Hughes @ Hughes MS (5-7 PM)
Wednesday, Oct 11 -- Tison Band Fundraiser begins
Wednesday, Oct 11 -- Tison Tennis Team VS Brewer @ NGC (4:00 PM)
Wednesday, Oct 11 -- Tison Cross Country Quad County Meet (Location TBA)
Thursday, Oct 12 -- 7th/8th Volleyball VS Brewer @ Brewer MS (5-7 PM)
Friday, Oct 13 -- Band All-Region Practice Marathon (if auditioning) @ Tison (5-8 PM)
CORRECTION FROM LAST WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:
The contact information for parents/guardians seeking to volunteer at Tison was wrong. You DO need to contact Dian Calzacorta -- the campus secretary. However, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org and NOT email@example.com. You may also call her at 817-598-2960, ext. 4115.
**In order to volunteer you must go through a background check first**
Optimist Girl and Boy of the Month
WISD FLU SHOT CLINIC INFORMATION
Messages from the Tison Office
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO START THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
DIVERSITY EMPHASIS: National Hispanic Heritage Month
September begins our diversity emphasis with the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month which runs September 15 through October 15. During this time, we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.
CHARACTER FOCUS FOR 1ST SIX WEEKS: KINDNESS
Kindness...being friendly, generous, and caring is still our focus and is highlighted by the "Coins for Kindness Hurricane Harvey Relief." Students can give funds to their advisory teacher -- all funds go to the Houston Food Bank which distributes to the outlying locations. The advisory class with the highest total gets to visit with Tanner Kloven (pictured above) from AMP 103.7 during their lunch!
The following people are part of the 2017-2018 Tison PTA Executive Board (pending elections for the president and treasurer):
- President -- Amy Wilkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- VP Hospitality -- Frances Withaeger (email@example.com)
- VP Membership --Amanda Metzing (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- VP Budget -- Patricia Thompson (email@example.com)
- VP Programs -- Tasha Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Secretary -- Susan Tarbay (email@example.com)
- Treasurer -- Karyn Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org
- Parliamentarian -- open
- Council Rep -- Tina Loa (email@example.com)
- Boxtops -- Alycia Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Concessions -- Frances Withaeger -- BOYS ATHLETICS
- Concessions -- open -- GIRLS ATHLETICS
WE NEED CONCESSION STAND VOLUNTEERS!
We are in need of volunteers to help the PTA run the concession stand during home athletic events. We don't ask you to work during all three hours, instead we have 1 hour shifts available. If you have some fellow Tison parent buddies that you work well with, ask them to sign up too!
If you are interested in working the concession stands for athletic events, please use the links below to sign up:
BOYS ATHLETIC GAMES: http://signup.com/go/rzFjUgu
GIRLS ATHLETIC GAMES: http://signup.com/go/TLfBCzy
Thank you for your help!
Tison PTA VP of Hospitality/Concessions for Boys Athletics
TISON LIBRARY FALL 2017 BOOK FAIR
**Family members are WELCOME to come any day after school to shop the fair!**
START SHOPPING BOOK FAIR EARLY!
You can create wish lists and send eCards to invite friends and family to shop. Best of all, every purchase benefits our school and will help us achieve our Book Fair goal. All online orders ship FREE to the school after the Online Fair has ended.
Don't forget to look for your teachers' online Classroom Wish Lists and add a book or two to your order for their classroom libraries. Click on the School Wish Lists tab to see which teachers are participating.
Benefits of Online Shopping:
- Expanded selection for ALL ages -- preschoolers to adults
- FREE shipping directly to our school (orders will be sent home with your student)
- Search for books by category, grade, reading level, and price
- Send a wish list to invite family and friends to shop
- Convenient shopping 24 hours a day, from September 25th --October 5th
- ALL purchases benefit our school
So get a jump on your Book Fair shopping, and thanks for supporting Tison!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12: The Getaway
To order your copy, complete the Pre-Sale form (attached as a PDF below) and have your student return it to Mrs. Greer in the library along with the payment (cash or check made to TMS) of $9.73 ($8.99 + sales tax). If you'd rather pay by card, then bring the pre-sale order form to the book fair and we can complete the order through the card machine provided by Scholastic. There is NO shipping fee.
SHOUT OUTS FROM TISON ATHLETICS
Officially winning their first tennis match of the season 13-9, the Tison Tennis Team gave Hall a run for their money Wednesday, September 20th. Even after crazy events, T3 buckled down and got serious. The girls came out with a vengeance and officially lost only one match. Talmage Melven clenched the win for T3, while Tucker Taylor, Marissa Bosco, and Trevor Craft made sure that we won by widening the gap against Hall. Congratulations to all on your wins! Thank you Mrs. Nance, Cale Collingsworth, and Lucas Smith for coming out and supporting your team! Your coach is so proud of you.
Tison Ads & Informational Signs
@tisonprincipal (Principal, Eric Sams)
@WeatherfordDad (Assistant Principal, Trace Craft)
@brittonsfa3 (Assistant Principal, Stephanie Britton)
@tisonband (April Page, TMS Band Director & Jay McNew, TMS Assistant Director)
@belledirector (Tison All Stars/WHS Blue Belles Director, Laura Buckner)
@Tisonchoir (Choir, Kathi Richards)
@MrsFentonTMS (Math Inclusion Teacher & Tison Yearbook Sponsor, Leslie Fenton)
@Profe_Ferrell (Spanish & Tison Cheerleader Sponsor, Kym Ferrell)
@GwenWard19 (Counselor, Gwen Ward)
@tisonlibrary (Library Media Specialist, Leah Greer)
@1LBaird (Data Entry Teacher, Laura Baird)
@McAda6thScience (6th grade Science, Trisha McAda)
@mrtexashistory (8th grade Blended Learning & Texas History - Corey Whitehead)
@MharrisScience (7th grade Science, Melissa Harris)
@AndreaHayward3 (8th grade Math, Andrea Hayward)
@ErinLight3 (8th grade ELA & Tennis coach, Erin Light)
@wmohr8 (8th grade Math/Algebra & Tison Athletic Coach, Wendy Mohr)
@mattnovikoff (Inclusion/Math Resource Teacher, Matt Novikoff)
@stpatterson11 (8th grade ELA, Stephanie Patterson)
@ToniScience (8th grade Science & NJHS sponsor, Toni Chapman)